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Cinema: A Visual Anthropology (Key Texts in the Anthropology of Visual and Material Culture) Kindle Edition

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Gordon Gray's Cinema: A Visual Anthropology strikes a perfect note for the contemporary exploration of visual culture. Clearly written, comprehensive, and laced with stunning images, this is a text for which professors of visual anthropology, film studies and visual culture have been waiting. (Paul Stoller, Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and author of The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey)

Gordon Gray amply does justice to both the disciplines of anthropology and of film studies in seeing that the value of film in the understanding of our world is not constrained by the narrow borders of disciplinary comfort zones. This book is a bold and valuable breath of fresh air (Benjamin McKay, Film Critic and Lecturer in Film Studies, Monash University Malaysia)

About the Author

Gordon Gray is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Temple University. The author has conducted research on Malaysian cinema and teaches classes on fiction film as part of Temple University's Visual Anthropology program.

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  • File Size: 2254 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers (February 1, 2010)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2010
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003MPABP4
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin West on August 4, 2010
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A great introduction and reference for film, media studies, and visual anthropology students, Cinema, provides an insightful look into the world of visual culture. Comprehensive and thoughtfully written, this book covers everything from the history of the moving picture to contemporary film theory. Yet, this is not just an ordinary textbook. Gordon Gray sets up a launch pad for further exploration into an anthropological approach to media and the value of media for anthropological study. This can only help to bring something new and positive to the disciplines of media studies and anthropology.
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